Is Victoria really a nice place to live?
Good Immigrant

Victoria, Canada

#146 Apr 19, 2013
Some of the others say Victoria is getting set in its ways and getting a little crusty. This is why some creative, adventurous, fresh blood immigration is a good thing. I think most people do like some fresh faces, fresh ideas, and fresh opportunities. Tired old ideas, people, and old money gets stale and mouldy. Victoria does show some new improvements, but it can really crank up the speed some more.
Good

Victoria, Canada

#147 Apr 19, 2013
Leaving lots of money on the table and knocking off the opportunity is sort of short sighted and dumb. Being Victoria has too many of these people and that negatively impacts on the political, economic, and social scene. It is very difficult to change the mindset of an entire population even if it will ultimately benefit their bank accounts.
Holmes and Watson

Clearwater, Canada

#148 Apr 19, 2013
someone is obsessed wrote:
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I have a good suspicion I know who such a person is. It's no coincidence that the only board/forum on the web with such an overwhelming proportion of negative to positive comments is one in which you don't need to register to post a comment. This person (you) is even so uncreative as to use similar nicknames and locations. Worse is that these comments stretch back for over a year, staggered a few days or weeks between. I've read every post, it takes no genius to notice the exact same phrases repeated in the exact same way over and over again. This person (you) never seem to get at the core of anything, it's all vague highschool taunts which really say nothing at all. "they're halfbaked" "they're zombies" etc. Try to get away from the sweet nothing hyperbole and tell us something interesting that is concrete in reality, these baby name taunts on a city you dislike so greatly are pointless. Rather than saying "they are shallow, mindless, cold" explain HOW they are those things. Develop your descriptive abilities beyond mere surface insults and please just post once rather than these multiple posts over and over which is both disingenuous pretending to be multiple people and really tedious for anyone who happens to make the mistake I made in choosing to read them all. Really the level of obsession you have brought to the table has made me curious whether this is all a conspiracy simply to try to dissuade others to move to a city you actually really love. Since you never have anything concrete to say bad against Victoria and you are clearly obsessed. Perhaps you are a champion of xenophobia, trying to save Victoria from Vancouver's fate - ie, scare outsiders away from moving there and ruining your city as Vancouver was ruined in the past 20-30 years. Sort of futile quest that would be however, Victoria is doomed to follow in Vancouvers footsteps, it's just a matter of time.
You must be the world's greatest detective? I wouldn't have figured out that internet blog forums would have various comments from all sorts of people every few hours, days, weeks, or months. I did not know the internet has set store business hours and days. You are from Saint John's Newfoundland, where people have a reputation for being more sociable, genuine, less conceited. Victoria BC, on the other hand, has a reputation for being uptight, cliquey, snobby, superficial. You probably would want to get off one island to go to another more uptight island, Vancouver Island? Go somewhere else "worthy" of your efforts.
Whack Jobs

Surrey, Canada

#150 Apr 21, 2013
There are too many whack job people and whack job jobs in Victoria. Everyone knows you will most likely end up struggling to live on slave cheap wages and lowered expectation jobs. You can try to enjoy the nice weather and scenery while being homeless, because the over abundant cheap work won't cover all you bills and dreams and goals. Vancouver and most of the rest of BC are not much better. You have to get out beyond the boundaries of BC.

Since: Apr 13

Victoria, Canada

#151 Apr 21, 2013
Whack Jobs wrote:
There are too many whack job people and whack job jobs in Victoria. Everyone knows you will most likely end up struggling to live on slave cheap wages and lowered expectation jobs. You can try to enjoy the nice weather and scenery while being homeless, because the over abundant cheap work won't cover all you bills and dreams and goals. Vancouver and most of the rest of BC are not much better. You have to get out beyond the boundaries of BC.
I suggest you stop whining and take your own advice and "get out beyond the boundaries of BC".
Be sure to let us know when you are making the big bucks in AB or SK. Somehow I doubt we will be hearing from you from those locations. You sound like you can't even get out of your Mom's basement let alone make it in AB or SK.
George the happy one

Victoria, Canada

#152 Apr 21, 2013
Good Immigrant wrote:
Some of the others say Victoria is getting set in its ways and getting a little crusty. This is why some creative, adventurous, fresh blood immigration is a good thing. I think most people do like some fresh faces, fresh ideas, and fresh opportunities. Tired old ideas, people, and old money gets stale and mouldy. Victoria does show some new improvements, but it can really crank up the speed some more.

You are definately right. Victoria needs more in migration to make it more interesting. I love new immigrants as they make this place more colorful. Victoria in the eighties was a much more insular place than it is now.
George the happy one

Victoria, Canada

#153 Apr 21, 2013
Whack Jobs wrote:
There are too many whack job people and whack job jobs in Victoria. Everyone knows you will most likely end up struggling to live on slave cheap wages and lowered expectation jobs. You can try to enjoy the nice weather and scenery while being homeless, because the over abundant cheap work won't cover all you bills and dreams and goals. Vancouver and most of the rest of BC are not much better. You have to get out beyond the boundaries of BC.
You should really move to Alberta or Saskatchewan and find a better paying job. 40 below zero for 6 months is rough but you will get used to it.
British Columbia

United States

#155 Apr 22, 2013
BC is such a unfathomable mystery. It is such a confusion, mix of crazy and sane, light and dark, game on and off, left and right, up and down, yes and no, at the same time. It is one wild ride. Victoria is the leader of this entire 3-5 ring circus. Every time there is a provincial election, like in 2013, I get to choose which political party and politicians will get to rip me, us off, I meant represent us. Social Credit, New Democratic Party, Liberal, Green, Conservative, are all like picking which gangster racketeer you want to extort from you.

Since: Apr 13

Victoria, Canada

#157 Apr 23, 2013
British Columbia wrote:
BC is such a unfathomable mystery. It is such a confusion, mix of crazy and sane, light and dark, game on and off, left and right, up and down, yes and no, at the same time. It is one wild ride. Victoria is the leader of this entire 3-5 ring circus. Every time there is a provincial election, like in 2013, I get to choose which political party and politicians will get to rip me, us off, I meant represent us. Social Credit, New Democratic Party, Liberal, Green, Conservative, are all like picking which gangster racketeer you want to extort from you.
The Socreds and the Liberals actually provided pretty good government in BC. The NDP always screw things up.
George the happy one

Victoria, Canada

#158 Apr 23, 2013
Brexx wrote:
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The Socreds and the Liberals actually provided pretty good government in BC. The NDP always screw things up.
I agree that the NDP will screw up this province for the next 10 years. People will flee to Alberta and Sask.
Cheap And Greedy

United States

#159 Apr 24, 2013
George the happy one wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that the NDP will screw up this province for the next 10 years. People will flee to Alberta and Sask.
I know a little of the BC political and economic history. I was told by others that BC has never had a full term serving leader of government since about 1991. Wouldn't that prove to some degree that the BC persons picked for the job and the pickers themselves are incompetent along with their minions and lackeys? It doesn't look good when you have a series of leaders who never complete a full term before they are replaced by the next short term clown, repeatedly over and over.
George the happy one

Victoria, Canada

#160 Apr 24, 2013
Cheap And Greedy wrote:
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I know a little of the BC political and economic history. I was told by others that BC has never had a full term serving leader of government since about 1991. Wouldn't that prove to some degree that the BC persons picked for the job and the pickers themselves are incompetent along with their minions and lackeys? It doesn't look good when you have a series of leaders who never complete a full term before they are replaced by the next short term clown, repeatedly over and over.
Gordon Campbell was Premier of BC and leader of the BC Liberals for 2 full terms and only resigned in his 3rd term. I don't think you really know what you are talking about.
Exodus

Victoria, Canada

#161 Apr 25, 2013
George the happy one wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that the NDP will screw up this province for the next 10 years. People will flee to Alberta and Sask.
The BCers, Victorian economic refugees don't need a NDP or Green Party government to start abandoning ship. I think that has been happening way before after 2008. It seems like BCers were last happy and more or less content back in 2006-2007. Even during those "BC version of the Good Times", they were still no match for Alberta and the others. It doesn't matter which political party label you choose, as long as it has the BC in front of the name, you know you will get a consistently inferior product and service compared to Alberta, Saskatchewan, etc.

Saskatchewan has a NDP provincial government and they are doing better than BC. Why is that? Are the BC NDP dumber than their prairie cousins? Is being too close to the sea salty air softening up the brain cells of BCers? Why the persistent under performance?
George the happy one

Victoria, Canada

#162 Apr 25, 2013
Exodus wrote:
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The BCers, Victorian economic refugees don't need a NDP or Green Party government to start abandoning ship. I think that has been happening way before after 2008. It seems like BCers were last happy and more or less content back in 2006-2007. Even during those "BC version of the Good Times", they were still no match for Alberta and the others. It doesn't matter which political party label you choose, as long as it has the BC in front of the name, you know you will get a consistently inferior product and service compared to Alberta, Saskatchewan, etc.
Saskatchewan has a NDP provincial government and they are doing better than BC. Why is that? Are the BC NDP dumber than their prairie cousins? Is being too close to the sea salty air softening up the brain cells of BCers? Why the persistent under performance?
You are completely misinformed. Saskatchen's premier is named Brad Wall and he heads the Saskatchen Party which is a "right of centre" Conservative Party, which belives in small government and free enterprise.
The Wall

United States

#163 Apr 25, 2013
George the happy one wrote:
<quoted text>You are completely misinformed. Saskatchen's premier is named Brad Wall and he heads the Saskatchen Party which is a "right of centre" Conservative Party, which belives in small government and free enterprise.
Ah, that would explain the prosperity of Alberta and Saskatchewan. These two provinces don't have left governments. No left socialist political party government has ever shown everyone the money. I did a look up on Brad Wall on wikipedia. Can we import Brad Wall and ask him to run BC as well, at the same time as Saskatchewan? How about resurrecting Alberta's Ralph Klein from the dead and make him Premier of BC? Klein's extended family lives in Victoria BC and I was acquainted with one of his nieces. Good talent is so hard to find, in BC.
The Wall

United States

#164 Apr 25, 2013
Oh right, I forgot the wikipedia page link. Here is Brad Wall. You need to clone this guy for BC.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Wall

Since: Apr 13

Victoria, Canada

#165 Apr 25, 2013
The Wall wrote:
Oh right, I forgot the wikipedia page link. Here is Brad Wall. You need to clone this guy for BC.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Wall
Yes, SK has a good government for a change after being held back for years by the NDP.
But they have more than that. They have lots of oil, the world's largest potash production, uranium, grain farming, and only about a million people.
I Get It

United States

#166 Apr 25, 2013
Brexx wrote:
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Yes, SK has a good government for a change after being held back for years by the NDP.
But they have more than that. They have lots of oil, the world's largest potash production, uranium, grain farming, and only about a million people.
In order for BC to get at least half prosperous again, we just need to get rid of the BC socialist culture by suppression, clone Brad Wall, have Wall run 2 provinces at the same time, sell more oil and gas, and/or reduce the BC population as not to dilute everyone's share?

Since: Apr 13

Victoria, Canada

#167 Apr 26, 2013
I Get It wrote:
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In order for BC to get at least half prosperous again, we just need to get rid of the BC socialist culture by suppression, clone Brad Wall, have Wall run 2 provinces at the same time, sell more oil and gas, and/or reduce the BC population as not to dilute everyone's share?
It would be nice if we could deport all the lefties, but we can't.
My solution is "don't worry, be happy"! It works quite well.
You Can Get It

United States

#168 Apr 26, 2013
Brexx wrote:
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It would be nice if we could deport all the lefties, but we can't.
My solution is "don't worry, be happy"! It works quite well.
The left tard nut culture and people of BC are keeping themselves away from prosperity. They could have been like Alberta, Saskatchewan and even Ontario, but they chose to be like BC themselves, instead. They are like the way they are today by their own short sighted fault.

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